Isolation and molecular characterization of Clostridium perfringens from healthy Merino lambs in Patagonia region, Argentina

A. C. Mignaqui, R. B. Marcellino, Troels Ronco, J. S. Pappalardo, Bettina Nonnemann, Karl Pedersen, C. A. Robles

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    The presence and molecular characterization of Clostridium perfringens in healthy Merino lambs over a six-month period was investigated in this study. Overall, a high prevalence of C. perfringens was detected, even in day-old lambs. Even though the majority of the isolates were characterized as being of type A, types C and D were also isolated. Furthermore, a high genetic diversity was observed by PFGE among the type A isolates.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)35-38
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • Clostridium perfringens
    • Enterotoxaemia
    • Lambs
    • PCR
    • PFGE

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